Good Android phone for games please?

LEGTOE

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Bricked my Galaxy Nexus recently. It was great but I need a new Android phone. Could anyone recommend a new Android phone for Android games? Battery life is not the most significant matter but a removable battery is a must since I have spent happy time with a Galaxy Nexus extended battery out of mpj. Any price/brand is acceptable. Thanks in advance.
 

mattopotamus

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I would think you would want a really big screen if you are gaming, so the note 3 may be your best bet. It also checks your requirement for a removable battery.
 

spinedoc77

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If you want something cheap, but with incredible specs and a huge screen you can't go wrong with the LG G2, that thing didn't stutter no matter what game I threw at it. I regularly see them on CL in the $300 ish range. No removable battery though, but it does have some incredible battery life.
 

Dr McKay

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Galaxy note 3 is a good device for games, huge vivid screen, brightest screen of any phone. Bigger for me means easier to fit my fingers on any onscreen controls.

Brilliant battery life combined with your need of a removable battery.
 

AppleRobert

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Buy the phone you want, do not limit yourself to that criteria. A cheap android tablet to compliment your phone when you want to game is my advice. Hisense Sero Pro or Asus Memo will do you.

BTW, I tried the Note 3 at BB with some quick games like Candy Crush, Subway Surfers And Beach Buggy Blitz. Nothing wrong with it but size matters as well as being more playable and enjoyable. Either of those tablets are dirt cheap.
 

Fernandez21

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Fishy how? I doesn't seem like spam or anything, not sure how the OP would have an alterior motive by what was posted.
 

spinedoc77

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I always check to see if posts are copied and pasted. Being that the guy only posted one time, in the alternative section, asking about an Android device, on an Apple forum, it seemed fishy. And I was right.
I don't get it. Seems he copied and pasted his question on multiple forums, I've done this before myself. Did I miss something?
 

spinedoc77

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Buy the phone you want, do not limit yourself to that criteria. A cheap android tablet to compliment your phone when you want to game is my advice. Hisense Sero Pro or Asus Memo will do you.

BTW, I tried the Note 3 at BB with some quick games like Candy Crush, Subway Surfers And Beach Buggy Blitz. Nothing wrong with it but size matters as well as being more playable and enjoyable. Either of those tablets are dirt cheap.
It may be a size issue. I've always wished for a 6" "tablet" with thin bezels which would be pocketable to augment my small iphone. All of the 7" tablets out there have huge bezels and are not pocketable.
 

Dr McKay

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It may be a size issue. I've always wished for a 6" "tablet" with thin bezels which would be pocketable to augment my small iphone. All of the 7" tablets out there have huge bezels and are not pocketable.
Could you not acquire a 6 inch phone and use without a sim card?
 

MRU

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I don't get it. Seems he copied and pasted his question on multiple forums, I've done this before myself. Did I miss something?
But I highly doubt there was massive time gaps between ... Ones 30th dec 2013 the next 1st jan 2014... A whole year apart ;) ;) /jk
 

SlCKB0Y

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If I had Note 3 type money to drop on a phone I would just get a Nexus 5 and 7 for about the same cost.

If on-contract then obviously the situation is different.
 

tech4all

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I always check to see if posts are copied and pasted. Being that the guy only posted one time, in the alternative section, asking about an Android device, on an Apple forum, it seemed fishy. And I was right.
You have too much time on your hands. :)
 

Jessica Lares

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Unemployed / bored much ?
More like you guys are bored, bumping a thread from last year. :rolleyes:

Let me rephrase that. When I see a post that is like this, I always copy and paste it into Google before I reply. Because phrases like this aren't natural:

It was great but I need a new Android phone. Could anyone recommend a new Android phone for Android games?
 

Jibbajabba

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More like you guys are bored, bumping a thread from last year. :rolleyes:

Let me rephrase that. When I see a post that is like this, I always copy and paste it into Google before I reply. Because phrases like this aren't natural:
Don't expect natural on the internet on a public website where 90% of the threads probably contain spam / offtopic / Whinge and Apple haters love Android and Android haters love Apple etc. :)

You can only get a "natural" conversation in the real world :p
 

RoboWarriorSr

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A Note 3 or Galaxy S4 would be my choice for a gaming phone.

The S4 has a Snapdragon 600 which wouldn't be recommended if the OP is looking for a gaming phone (depends if gaming is like candy crush or more towards Modern Combat 4). Any device with a Snapdragon 800 and better would work (and later Snapdragon 805). Avoid Tegra devices since many developers drop support for them quick.
 

appledes7

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I'm surprised nobody else has asked this, but how important is audio to you? Because if you are just looking for great visuals, all major flagships have 1080p screens and Snapdragon 800 now (Note 3, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, Nexus 5, LG G2, etc.).
 
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